January Favourites

January has been fun, we had a lot of snow and Kiwi has been enjoying lots of snowboarding at the numerous resorts close by. So far as soon as it warms up and the snow starts to melt within a few days we have another snow storm. It’s been nice to watch out the window and enjoy wintery walks.

Whilst we had some time we visited Capitol Reef, one of the smaller national parks and admired the rocks and went petroglyph hunting. There’s been a fair old amount of baking in the house, mostly as I am still adjusting recipes to work at high altitude – this is a real thing and really annoying! I think though I’ve got my favourite brownie recipe to work. Now I’m waiting for mini eggs to start hitting the ships to add these in!

We have been seeing a fair few sporting events, first basketball and then a gymnastics meet. I really enjoyed the gymnastics, I’m always so impressed at the athletes physicality, this was a great weekend. We have also been invaded for Sundance film festival, this takes place just up the road in Park City, and you can even Uber a helicopter to take you around! Craziness! We attended a few screenings which was very exciting.

At the end of January I went on a trip to LA for a long weekend, it was great to walk along the numerous beaches, eat many ice creams and enjoy the warmer weather. So that’s life lately, and snuggling with the kitties of course.

 

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December favourites

December has whooshed by, but we have enjoyed being extremely festive and taking some time to recharge ready for a full speed new year. Some of my favourite things this month have been enjoying the Christmas lights, Salt Lake City you really know how to put up some stunning light displays, although there were no roasted chestnuts/hot chocolate and Christmas markets!

I took part in a choir performance in the state capitol, a beautiful building with amazing acoustics, this was quite magical and one of my favourite moments. we also went ice skating and enjoyed the snow. I baked all the festive goods, two roast dinners with all the trimmings, chocolate truffles, mince pies, cake and biscuits. We had several board game evenings and I also enjoyed visiting the local zoo and aquarium as part of the free zoo days events.

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